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State and Equilibrium

  • Gianni Astarita

Abstract

In the preceding chapter, the mathematical nature of the state has been left totally unspecified. Without such a specification, no results can be obtained in addition to those given in the previous chapter. However, it should be borne in mind that, when a specific mathematical structure is assigned to the state, the applicability of the resulting theory is restricted to classes of materials and/or phenomena for which the assigned state is a realistic one.

Keywords

Helmholtz Free Energy Elastic System Thermodynamic Theory Constitutive Mapping Internal State Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianni Astarita
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DelawareNewarkUSA
  2. 2.University of NaplesNaplesItaly

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